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This is my first post here, and while I haven’t read all of the posts I have read quite a few of them and have recently seen the movie my self. I also recently saw Bowling for Columbine.
One of my good friends is an avid Moore follower and is currently reading one of his books. And my 2 best friends that are in the reserve have recently left to go for training before going to Iraq.
After seeing the Movie and seeing how everyone has responded to it, I have notice all the highly emotional, ALL CAPS, slander on both sides of the issue. This does nothing more than make others mad use ALL CAPS.
But the movie it’s self polarizes people. For example right after watching the movie a bostorious lady behind me broadcasted to the theater audience. She said,”Vote. Get out and vote people, I don’t care who you vote for, just get out and vote.” I found myself responding audibly, “I care who I vote for.”
I didn't’t even think about my reaction at the time,but I’m starting to realize how I was influenced by the film. I did have a quick talk with another lady that made it half way through bootcamp, who was obviously pushed to one side of the other. The movie is so controversial and it polarizes people so much that it is almost impossible to have a logical argument with someone about this movie.
This is what I think though. I think Moore is perhaps trying to be honest and yet controversial because controvery sells. I don’t think that Moore is just trying to make a buck(well millions).
I think were he runs into problems is that he is Hyper-Emotional and Hyper-Legal at the same time. For Example, Iraq has never MURDERED Americas as opposed to KILL Americas, and that Iraq has never theated AMERICA, BUT Iraq has given it’s military orders to kill AMERICAN civilians.
These things that Moore claims are of course true, but are very very Misleading.
And an Example of the Hyper-Emotional part it is all over 9/11 but a great example is found in Bowling for Columbine, conserning the shooting of a 6yrs little girl by a 6 yrs old boy in Flint. What he doesn’t tell us is that the boys uncle(were he got the gun) was running a crack house and that the uncle had bought the gun illegaly in exchange for drugs. The media was clearly not the reason that this little boy shot the girl. His family was messed up.
This I think is why 9/11 is very very misleading, boarding on lies. I think what bothers me the most is that Moore calls it a documentary when he is not trying to tell the truth but according to him trying to counterbalance the media, but instead of balancing the scales he goes overboard for the sake of controvery.